Because of my unique first name, when I was growing up, I never was able to get one of those keychains or other useless junk with my name on it. (This was before the era of getting items personalized online). It seems so frivolous now, but it was oh so important back then. I would stand in the store and turn the rack, as if my name would eventually appear. I even slightly envied my mom whose ‘normal’ name was one of the ones that always made it onto this branded merchandise. So when initials became the rage in fashion, I jumped right on it – I mean, if I couldn’t get an ‘Ehmonie’ keychain, I most certainly deserved an ‘E’ initial necklace, right?
Fast forward to now and I still have a thing for initial merchandise, which explains why I was immediately drawn to this EQUIPMENT Shane collegiate sweater. This navy-blue, fine knit wool-blend sweater features a big ole’ red a white intarsia knit letter ‘E’ on the front, which is right up my alley. Add to that the overall preppy factor and it’s really just a cool sweater. (With my ‘name’ on it).